Planning on upgrading your wardrobe? Get rid of some old gear to help save on something new.
H&M and M&S both have schemes that let you swap old clothes for vouchers. It’s a great way to clear the clutter and save at the same time. Plus it’s far better that items go to charity or are recycled than adding to a landfill.
Make sure you also read Becky’s blog of Six alternative ways to save on fashion.
Take any bag of unwanted clothes into an H&M shop and you’ll be given a £5 voucher to spend. Your old items are recycled.
There is a £25 minimum spend with the voucher, though you don’t need to have any H&M products to get the voucher.
You can also donate any kind of textile, whether its curtains or knickers as the fabrics are all recycled.
M&S and Oxfam’s Shwopping Clothes Exchange
Hand over your old gear at an Oxfam and you’ll get a £5 voucher to spend on clothes in Marks and Spencer.
One item must be labelled M&S, and you can only use the voucher in the same calendar month. There’s a minimum £35 spend and it’s only valid on clothing, home or beauty.
I asked in a store this weekend if you can use the voucher with other offers and the checkout woman said she’d seen the vouchers be used with Sparks offers such as 20% off everything. So it’s worth grabbing one of these to use when those deals come around.
You can also save at M&S by using a discounted gift card from the website Zeek. People sell their unwanted vouchers and codes on this site, and there’s often as much as 10% off the Marks & Spencers e-cards. Though the code is online only, you can use it to buy a physical card from M&S website.
PLUS if you’ve not used Zeek before, the code CLEVERCASH will give you a free £5 to spend! (min spend £45)
Donate to cancer research via TK Maxx (no voucher)
You can take a bag of unwanted clothes to TK Maxx who will pass it on to Cancer Research to sell or recycle. Cancer Research will keep all the proceeds.